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What is Android One, what does it feature, and which devices run it?

What is Android One, what does it feature, and which devices run it?

By Elyse Betters

There are so many versions of Android, it can get confusing, especially with all the sweet treat names rather than basic numbers.The latest flavour of Android is Android 8 Oreo. But you may have also heard people talk about "stock" Android phones or Android... Read more

This Moto G6 Plus leak shows the phone in five different colours

This Moto G6 Plus leak shows the phone in five different colours

By Elyse Betters

Motorola is working on some new budget phones for the G-range, and a photo of one of them has leaked.The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus were two of our favourite budget phones in 2017. It looks they'll will be updated this year, with codenames having already... Read more

Latest Huawei P20 leak curiously only shows a dual-camera system

Latest Huawei P20 leak curiously only shows a dual-camera system

By Elyse Betters

Will Huawei's next flagship have two or three sensors on the back?Your guess is as good as ours. Last week, leaked hands-on pictures of the Huawei P20 emerged. In those photos, we could only see two camera sensors on the back, though there was speculation... Read more

How to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

How to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

By Pocket-lint Promotion

Samsung’s brand-new flagship Android smartphone is almost here.If the rumours are to be believed, it’s going to be the most impressive Galaxy yet featuring a range of new innovative tech as well as being considerably more powerful than the Galaxy... Read more

Huawei P20 specs, release date, rumours and news: Everything you need to know

Huawei P20 specs, release date, rumours and news: Everything you need to know

By Cam Bunton

Fewer companies have grown in stature as rapidly as Huawei. On a global scale, it's gone from being a company that builds devices for other companies, to being its own brand - with its own popular sub-brand (Honor) - within a few short years, and one... Read more

Apple iPhone X review: The future of Apple smartphones
5.0 stars

Apple iPhone X review: The future of Apple smartphones

By Stuart Miles

Ten years after the launch of the first iPhone, Apple has launched what it says is the phone that kickstarts the next decade for the iPhone. It's the biggest shift in iPhone design since Steve Jobs launched that first device, introducing a new range of... Read more

Huawei just confirmed its next flagship is called P20 in new teaser

Huawei just confirmed its next flagship is called P20 in new teaser

By Elyse Betters

Huawei is holding an event in March, but it's not waiting until then to announce the name of its next phone.The company has released a new teaser ahead of its 27 March press conference in Paris, and by doing so, it has confirmed the name of the device... Read more

Nokia 8 Pro specs, release date, news and rumours: everything you need to know

Nokia 8 Pro specs, release date, news and rumours: everything you need to know

By Chris Hall

Before the Nokia 8 was launched, there was a lot of talk of flagship handsets from Nokia or, more accurately, HMD Global. HMD is the licensee for the Nokia name on phones.Some went as far as saying that the Nokia 8 was going to launch in two sizes which... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 specs, release date and news: the next Galaxy is nearly here

Samsung Galaxy S9 specs, release date and news: the next Galaxy is nearly here

By Chris Hall

We know that Samsung's next flagship smartphone will be called the Samsung Galaxy S9 and will be joined by the S9+, a larger model. Samsung hasn't been shy about sprinkling mentions of the names about; they were recently confirmed in Samsung's quarterly... Read more

Google ARCore officially launches and these phones support it

Google ARCore officially launches and these phones support it

By Elyse Betters

Google has announced a major development with ARCore.The company's augmented reality platform, which has been in testing and limited to a handful of devices and developers for the past year, is finally now out of beta. As a result of that, Google is launching... Read more

Google Lens comes to more Android devices and even iOS users

Google Lens comes to more Android devices and even iOS users

By Elyse Betters

Google's AI camera feature, Google Lens, is expanding to more devices.At launch, Google Lens was only live in the Photos app for Pixel phone users, and then it came to Google Assistant in late 2017. However, you still needed a Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2,... Read more

This is the Sony Xperia XZ2, render and final details leak ahead of MWC

This is the Sony Xperia XZ2, render and final details leak ahead of MWC

By Max Langridge

Following the leak of some details for the Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, reliable leaker Evan Blass has posted via Venture Beat, an official-looking image of the XZ2, along with some extra details, just days before it's due to launch at Mobile World... Read more

The best iPhone X deals for February 2018

The best iPhone X deals for February 2018

By Hassan Mohammed

The Apple iPhone X is available in two colours, space grey and silver. It comes in two storage size variants with SIM-free pricing for the 64GB version from £47.95 a month from Apple or £999.99 SIM free.The 256GB iPhone X costs £55.15 a month from... Read more

Compare the best Google Pixel 2 XL deals

Compare the best Google Pixel 2 XL deals

By Hassan Mohammed

Here you can compare all the best deals currently for Google Pixel 2 XL using our comparison widget which updates in real time with the best prices available to you right now.Google stepped away from the Nexus family in 2016 and launched the Pixel smartphones,... Read more

Sony Xperia XZ Pro specs, release date, news and features

Sony Xperia XZ Pro specs, release date, news and features

By Dan Grabham

Sony has plenty of phones, but we want more! Currently, we have the XZ Premium, XZ1 and XZ1 Compact which. And at CES 2018 we got the mid-range Xperia XA2, XA2 Ultra and L2.We're expecting at least two incoming Sony Mobile devices - one with a 4K... Read more

Galaxy S9 price and pre-order info: What will Samsung's new handset cost?

Galaxy S9 price and pre-order info: What will Samsung's new handset cost?

By Dan Grabham

It seems certain that the Samsung Galaxy S9 price will be more than last year's S8 and we'll bring you all the S9 price and pre-order information right here ahead, during and after the launch on Sunday.Last year's Galaxy S8 went on sale for £689, so... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 launch: Watch Samsung's MWC 2018 press conference right here

Samsung Galaxy S9 launch: Watch Samsung's MWC 2018 press conference right here

By Dan Grabham

Samsung is hosting a press conference on the eve of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this Sunday and you'll be able to watch it online right here.Unlike last year, where we didn't see the Galaxy S8 launch at Mobile World Congress, the launch of the... Read more

Nokia MWC 2018 press conference: How to watch it live

Nokia MWC 2018 press conference: How to watch it live

By Dan Grabham

HMD Global is running a Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC) press conference at which we're expecting the launch of several new Nokia handsets - HMD is the company licensed to produce Nokia phones. The company asked the media to "join us at the Home of... Read more

Pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S9 just leaked and it isn't pretty

Pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S9 just leaked and it isn't pretty

By Elyse Betters

Try to keep your jaw from hitting the floor when Samsung announces the cost of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.It'll be hard to act surprised about the upcoming phones themselves, considering every single detail about them has leaked, including their price... Read more

Huawei MWC 2018 press conference: How to watch it live

Huawei MWC 2018 press conference: How to watch it live

By Elyse Betters

Like many major tech players, Huawei is attending MWC 2018.With its phone launch event set for 27 March in Paris, it was thought that Huawei could give Mobile World Congress a swerve this year. It was likely to have some presence at the trade show, but... Read more

Sony MWC 2018 press conference: How to watch it live

Sony MWC 2018 press conference: How to watch it live

By Elyse Betters

Sony is holding a press conference at MWC 2018 to help kick off the biggest mobile event of the year.The company's keynote will likely cover new products and technologies it is developing. Keep in mind Sony used MWC 2017 to announce the Sony Xperia XA1... Read more

London's The O2 venue will have 5G connectivity later this year

London's The O2 venue will have 5G connectivity later this year

By Rik Henderson

O2 will start to equip its London venue, The O2, with 5G network connectivity from March. It will then be available to the public from the second half of 2018.Initially, 5G will be available to trial in select locations at The O2. The O2 Blueroom and... Read more

Wireless charging explained: Everything you need to know about powering your iPhone or Android device wire-free

Wireless charging explained: Everything you need to know about powering your iPhone or Android device wire-free

By Max Langridge

Wireless charging has been around for a good few years now, but it's fair to say it is yet to take off to sky-high heights. As with any fresh technology, standards needed to be set, technology developed and ultimately pushed out to consumers.Now though... Read more

Huawei P20 revealed in hands-on pics, no triple lens camera in sight

Huawei P20 revealed in hands-on pics, no triple lens camera in sight

By Max Langridge

Huawei isn't due to unveil its next flagship device, the P20, until 27 March at a dedicated event in Paris, but thanks to Android Authority, we've now got a good as to what it will look like by way of some leaked hands-on pictures. Huawei P20 or P11 specs,... Read more

LG will have new phones at MWC 2018: LG K8 and LG K10 updates

LG will have new phones at MWC 2018: LG K8 and LG K10 updates

By Rik Henderson

We already know a 2018 version of the LG V30 will appear at Mobile World Congress, but LG has also confirmed other new handsets for the trade show next week.The LG K8 and LG K10 are getting their own 2018 models.According to the company, they are designed... Read more

LG G7 specs, release date, news and rumours: What's the story so far?

LG G7 specs, release date, news and rumours: What's the story so far?

By Britta O'Boyle

LG normally releases two flagship phones a year, one in the form of the G-Series at the beginning of the year and the other in the form of the V-Series towards the latter half of the year.With that in mind, the LG G7 is the next smartphone expected to... Read more

Land Rover Explore is tough, rugged, go-anywhere smartphone

Land Rover Explore is tough, rugged, go-anywhere smartphone

By Max Langridge

British car company Land Rover has announced the Explore smartphone, which it claims is the toughest in the world. Designed and built in collaboration with the Bullitt Group, which has previously made phones for the likes of Caterpillar and JCB, the Land... Read more

Get 'Truly Unlimited' calls and data on Virgin Mobile for just £25 a month

Get 'Truly Unlimited' calls and data on Virgin Mobile for just £25 a month

By Max Langridge

Virgin Media has announced a new Truly Unlimited mobile plan, available exclusively for Virgin Media broadband, TV and landline customers. The Truly Unlimited plan lives up to its name, by offering totally unlimited calls, texts and data to Virgin Mobile... Read more

Compare the best SIM only deals in February 2018: 100GB for £20 ends today!

Compare the best SIM only deals in February 2018: 100GB for £20 ends today!

By Hassan Mohammed

Over the past few years, SIM-only contracts have seen something of a resurgence in the consumer market. There are at least two reasons for this. Firstly, carriers (or networks) don't make much money on selling phones, and so they can make practically... Read more

Best iPhone X cases: Protect your new Apple device

Best iPhone X cases: Protect your new Apple device

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple's iPhone X features a lovely design made up of a surgical-grade stainless steel frame coupled with a glass rear and an all-screen glass front. It's the kind of finish you really don't want to cover up with a case but you know if you don't use... Read more

Samsung Galaxy S9 final design revealed in augmented reality

Samsung Galaxy S9 final design revealed in augmented reality

By Max Langridge

Samsung will use augmented reality to unveil the brand new Galaxy S9 and S9+ at its press conference this coming Sunday 25 February at Mobile World Congress. XDA Developers has discovered a new Unpacked 2018 app within the Google Play Store, that while... Read more

Full Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact details leak out ahead of MWC launch

Full Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact details leak out ahead of MWC launch

By Max Langridge

Sony is expected to unveil a couple of new smartphones during its press conference at Mobile World Congress next month, most likely the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact - as well as an Xperia XZ Pro.We've recently seen a leaked image of the Compact model, showing... Read more

Motorola Moto G6 specs, news and release date plus G6 Plus and G6 Play: Everything we know so far

Motorola Moto G6 specs, news and release date plus G6 Plus and G6 Play: Everything we know so far

By Dan Grabham

The G5 and G5 Plus were two of our favourite budget phones in 2017, and now thanks to leaks from Droid Life, the G6, G6 Plus and even G6 Play look set to take the budget crown once again. And we might be seeing the Moto X5 as well... Motorola G6 release... Read more

Moto X5 news, rumours and release date: everything you need to know

Moto X5 news, rumours and release date: everything you need to know

By Dan Grabham

Motorola Mobility has been part of Lenovo for four years now and has made several Moto X devices over that time, the first having been made in 2013 when Google owned this particular chunk of the classic Motorola company.However the last non-Moto Mod X-series... Read more

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Strong and steady
4.0 stars

Apple iPhone 8 Plus review: Strong and steady

By Stuart Miles

For 2018 there's a trio of new iPhones: the small-scale iPhone 8, the larger iPhone 8 Plus, and the iPhone X (that's "iPhone 10", if you're saying it properly).The biggest and widest of the three, the iPhone 8 Plus, is far more handset than the predicted... Read more

Leaked Xperia XZ2 Compact image all but confirms a curved future for Sony

Leaked Xperia XZ2 Compact image all but confirms a curved future for Sony

By Max Langridge

Sony's Mobile World Congress press conference has been confirmed for 26 February where it will likely unveil the Xperia XZ Pro, Xperia XZ2 and Xperia XZ2 Compact. The latter has now been subject to a leak and it confirms a feature that was recently teased... Read more

Entry-level HTC Desire 12 could show face at MWC

Entry-level HTC Desire 12 could show face at MWC

By Max Langridge

HTC is likely to be working on a U12 flagship for release later this year, but before that, we could see an entry-level Desire 12, possibly as soon as next week at Mobile World Congress. HTC U12 specs, release date, rumours and news: Everything you need... Read more

Does this Sony teaser hint it will unveil curved phones at MWC 2018?

Does this Sony teaser hint it will unveil curved phones at MWC 2018?

By Elyse Betters

Sony is teasing its MWC 2018 event, and the tease itself is weird.Let's back up for a moment: Sony has an event scheduled 26 February at the Mobile World Congress show. It's expected to announce three flagship smartphones there: the Xperia XZ2, Xperia... Read more

Compare the best mobile phone deals and offers

Compare the best mobile phone deals and offers

By Hassan Mohammed

Looking for the best mobile phone deal for you? Look no further as our comparison table below enables you to select the contract phone deal that's right for you. Not sure what phone will suit you? our handy guide to the best smartphones in 2018 break... Read more

Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: A true flagship to take on the best of them
4.5 stars

Huawei Mate 10 Pro review: A true flagship to take on the best of them

By Mike Lowe

Talk about arriving just at the perfect moment. Despite Huawei having its fair share of ups and downs since pushing into the smartphone market - the P10 that didn't quite hit the mark, especially on reflection of the better and cheaper Honor 9 - that's... Read more

Nokia 9 could now be the Nokia 8 Pro instead, come with penta-lens camera

Nokia 9 could now be the Nokia 8 Pro instead, come with penta-lens camera

By Rik Henderson

Nokia could have scrapped the Nokia 9 it was planning to launch later this year in favour of a Nokia 8 Pro instead.Either that or the Nokia 8 Pro could be the fabled Nokia 10 with an all-new name. Whichever is the case, Nokia Power User claims its sources... Read more

Full details and images of Samsung Galaxy S9 leak a week ahead of launch

Full details and images of Samsung Galaxy S9 leak a week ahead of launch

By Max Langridge

Samsung is due to unveil the much-anticipated Galaxy S9 and S9+ duo of smartphones this Sunday at Mobile World Congress. We already know pretty much all there is to know about the phones, but some information from Winfuture.de fills in the final few gaps.... Read more

Best budget phone 2018: cheap phones for under £200

Best budget phone 2018: cheap phones for under £200

By Britta O'Boyle

There are plenty of cheap phones out there, but just because you want a budget smartphone doesn't mean you have to compromise on features.There are some really top budget phones under £200 - often so good that many won't see why they should splash half... Read more

Huawei Mate SE is a rebranded Honor 7X destined for the US

Huawei Mate SE is a rebranded Honor 7X destined for the US

By Max Langridge

Huawei has quietly launched the Mate SE in the US, although it's not exactly the brand new device it makes out to be. The Mate SE is essentially a rebranded Honor 7X, but with an extra gigabyte of RAM. Honor 7X initial review: Adding 18:9 screen X factor... Read more

Google Pixel 2 XL review: A conflicted second coming
4.0 stars

Google Pixel 2 XL review: A conflicted second coming

By Chris Hall

Google stepped away from the Nexus family in 2016 and launched the Pixel smartphones, adopting the line of the previous Chromebook Pixel and Pixel C and presenting a Google-designed premium product.The Pixel 2 XL is the second-gen, looking to replace... Read more

Stunning new Essential Phone model debuts as an Amazon exclusive

Stunning new Essential Phone model debuts as an Amazon exclusive

By Elyse Betters

Essentially really wants you to buy its phone.So, here's the deal: Essential just announced limited-edition colours of the Essential Phone, which are called Ocean Depths, Stellar Gray, and Copper Black. And they're gorgeous. Now, the company has announced... Read more

LG's next flagship is codenamed Judy and might show up this June

LG's next flagship is codenamed Judy and might show up this June

By Elyse Betters

LG's mobile strategy is confusing.It's supposedly now working on a new smartphone design, which is codenamed Judy, and it will be a follow-up to the LG G6 and LG V30.Let's back up for a minute: In early 2018, LG Vice Chairman Cho Sung-jin announced that... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills
4.5 stars

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: Dual camera skills meet S Pen thrills

By Chris Hall

If you're a Samsung Galaxy Note user, then you'll know there's been a trend for the stylus-wielding series to take what the latest Galaxy S smartphone has started and to enhance upon it, while also debuting some new features.However, when the Note 7... Read more